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Russia’s “hybrid war” against Ukraine caused more than a million refugees to flee from the Crimean peninsula and Donbas region. Artists were among them. While coping with the challenge of unbelonging to a new social environment with a failed state system unprepared to embrace them, some of the refugee artists used this situation to fuel their creativity and explore quite new and unusual forms of expression. Some examples include the Izolyatsia (Isolation) group evacuated from the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, now occupied by Russia-backed fighters, who figured out a way to fight back by staging a mock occupation of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of 2015. Based on interviews with Ukrainian refugee artists, this lecture explores the change in their creative approaches caused by the experience of displacement and war.
Speaker Nazar Kozak is a senior research scholar at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He has also taught art history in the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. His current research focuses on post-Byzantine iconography and contemporary activist art. Presently, he is a Fulbright scholar in the Ukrainian Museum in New York.